Set and costume design for my MA final performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Don Giovanni Act I, Barber of Seville Act II & Marriage of Figaro Act II. Directed by Sarah Crisp. Sherman Theatre Main Space, March 2021. The performance was put on under COVID conditions.
I collaborated closely with Danny Vavreka the lighting designer in order to develop the suspended light towers and work out how best they should relate to the overall design.
Mood boards for each opera & act
Act 1: Inspired by the Studio 54 Club
Act 1: Inspired by the Studio 54 Club
Act 2: Inspired by the Godfather Films
Act 2: Inspired by the Godfather Films
Act 3: Inspired by cocktail lounge bars
Act 3: Inspired by cocktail lounge bars
SET DESIGN SKETCHES
ANNOTATED WHITE CARD MODEL & FINAL MODEL
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
Barber of Seville
Barber of Seville
Marriage of Figaro
Marriage of Figaro
COSTUMES DESIGNS
CAD Work Examples
the vinyl used was reused flooring so had to be calculated very precisely
Part 1: Don Giovanni Act I

Don Giovanni encounters Masetto and Zerlina. Photography Kirsten McTernan.

Don Giovanni threatens Leporello. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Don Giovanni threatens Leporello. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Donna Elvira accuses Don Giovanni. phy Kirsten McTernan.
Donna Elvira accuses Don Giovanni. phy Kirsten McTernan.
Donna Anna and Don Ottavio at the ball. phy Kirsten McTernan.
Donna Anna and Don Ottavio at the ball. phy Kirsten McTernan.
 Part 2: The Barber of Seville Act II
Berta's Aria. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Berta's Aria. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Rosina, Almaviva and Don Basilio. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Rosina, Almaviva and Don Basilio. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Part 3: The Marriage of Figaro Act II
Cherubino plays dress up. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Cherubino plays dress up. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The Countessa's aria. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The Countessa's aria. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Suzanna, Bartolo and Marcelina. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
Suzanna, Bartolo and Marcelina. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The Orchestra Onstage
The orchestra with the conductor Alice Farnham. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The orchestra with the conductor Alice Farnham. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The orchestra in the Barber of Seville. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The orchestra in the Barber of Seville. Photography Kirsten McTernan.
The orchestra were placed on a slightly raised rostra behind the singers. 
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